Valentine Necklaces

14 02 2012

Did you wonder what we were making last week? Well, here they are – valentine necklaces!

I literally got requests from parents at Eleanor’s preschool to make beanbags again like last year, but chose to politely ignore them. They were a little more work than I was up for this year as I’m on jury duty and had no idea how much time I’d actually have.

Inspired by these gift tags over at burlap + blue, we made necklaces out of crayola model magic clay. They clay is fun and easy  to work with and created light as air pendants. The only down side is that they can pretty easily be broken in half if one should try.

Best idea for preschoolers? Probably not.  Certainly not as useful as the beanbags. However, they’re delicate and sweet and Eleanor is very happy with them. Plus it gave me an excuse to buy a lovely little sampler pack from The Twinery.

 

I’m also happy to announce that we finally used up all this pink card stock. This is literally the 3rd year that it has been used for making valentines.

Not only did she happily carry her bag of valentines to school this morning, but we got her all gussied up with her felt button covers, one of these necklaces AND my 1st ever attempt at ribbon braids in her hair. Not just any ribbon braids either, ribbon braids in a heart shape. I really need to stop looking at Girly Do’s By Jenn as I think I might be getting carried away. Little girl hair styling on a willing participant is a bit addictive.

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4 responses

14 02 2012
jen : painted fish studio

the necklaces are great, and the hot pink paper is the tops!

14 02 2012
jen v

a braid in the shape of a heart.

be still MY heart. love it! and the necklaces!

15 02 2012
momandkiddo

The hair!! I love it! But the real question is: what did it look like after a rambunctious day at school! :)

15 02 2012
kristin

i can NOT get over her writing! she is so (SO) ready for the big K

i love these…do you think they’d be doable at the preschool?

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